Temporal Giant Cell arteritis page-2
protein is produced in the liver. This
protein is released when the body responds
to an injury or any other event that signals
inflammation. C-reactive protein is
measured with a blood test.
A biopsy of
the temporal artery is usually recommended.
No need to do Biopsy if ESR is elevated just
start treatment asap.
inflammation seen on skin Biopsy
usually is 40-90 range.
procedure is performed with local
anesthesia. A small section of the
temporal artery is removed and examined
under magnification for inflammatory cells.
This test allows doctors to definitively
diagnose temporal arteritis. Cidpusa has
many reports of biopsy results which came
back negative while the patient had
arteritis. This can be seen in burnt out
disease where after inflammation atrophy has
Neurologist/ophthalmologist often works in
conjunction with the patient's internist to
treat this disease. The primary
treatment for the disease is oral steroid
medication to reduce the inflammatory
process given as a Emergency for one year .
Most patients notice an improvement in their
symptoms within several days. In some
cases, a long-term maintenance dosage of the
steroid is required. Steroid can be given
I/V . Monitor
in all patients every month as increased
disease activity can cause blindness.
to be checked for infections like Mycoplama,
CMV, herpes virus and treated in case of
Mycoplasma or as a default antibiotic with
Doxycycline. The antibiotic is based upon
CIDPUSA own research and we have seen a
faster response to good results.
Go to advanced treatment of Temporal
For detailed management of this disease see
We have practiced this
theory and the first patient fully recovered and tested Aids positive
after a autoimmune treatment. The core of this treatment was by
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